Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bond with your books!

Yes, I just told you to bond with an inamimate object.

I don't mean to hug them or anything, but you can do that if you want to. Just spend some time with books sometime. I spent so much time with books today without really reading them much.

1. Bond with your library
I posted about how I really don't spend much time in my library. I usually just order books. For the past few weeks I have been better about that. I've actually been browsing. Yesterday I went to the library and spent a good 2 hours there. I had a lot of homework to do, so I went there to study with no distractions other than the smell of books.

We got a brand new library a year ago and I actually spent more time in the old one than the new one. It was nice today to actually use the new tables at the back of the library and venture into the 'Young Adult' section that had way more books than when I last checked!

I was at the library the day before as well for a scholarship interview (no, I didn't get it...) and had to go in one of the conference rooms. There is a whole section of this building that I hadn't even seen back where the conference rooms are!

Even if you have been to your library a million times, go bond with it!

2. Bond with your books
I rearranged my bookshelf again today. I love how books look on shelves, especially when arranged in a neat way with a bunch of little things scattered around. Now I have a special place for the plaque I got from my aunt for Christmas and for my library book stack. Even though my shelf doesn't look like Nate Berkus' (seriously, you really can't make a shelf look good unless you own hardly any books and way too many expensive vase-type things), my shelf makes me smile.

Here are pictures of my newly rearranged shelves, they aren't in order though.

A new reason not to buy books: if I buy too many, there won't be any room to decorate!


Eva said...

Fun pictures of your shelves! :) I'm halfway done re-organising mine.

Dorte H said...

What a charming display! I am not going to stop buing books, though. My local library is DANISH so 99.9 % of the books are in Danish, of course. and I really don´t want to read all my English books in translation :)

SmilingSally said...

Nicely done. Happy BTT. Here's my answer:

claire said...

Your books look so cozy with all the knick knacks! When I find the perfect items, I'm putting them on my shelves, too. :)